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Scholarships

RESOURCES
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is a place where students can challenge themselves creatively as they pursue their intellectual and artistic interests.

While the BFSDoArt offers more than $20,000 in scholarships, Georgia Southern University offers a multitude of other scholarship opportunities for first-time freshmen and transfer and continuing students who demonstrate strong academic and creative achievement.

BFSDoArt Scholarships

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

  • Current Art and Design majors are eligible for various art scholarships and honors awarded within the department.
  • Criteria for receiving these competitive awards reflect the student’s academic achievement and creative performance.
  • Except where noted, all Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art scholarships require a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Students who receive the scholarships must have at least one academic year following the beginning of the next fiscal term (July 1-June 30) remaining before graduation.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers two Incoming Freshman Scholarships, the Betty Foy Sanders Incoming Freshman Scholarship for Art students and the Incoming Freshman Scholarship for Graphic Communications students.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

January 31, 2018


REVIEW & AWARD PROCESS Applications are reviewed by faculty, in consultation with donors as requested. Selection will be made in the spring, and the scholarship will be applied toward each recipient’s tuition and fees during the following academic year. Applicants will be notified by March 15.


SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
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AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Art Scholarships

icon_info_grnScholarships Applications are due on January 31, 2018.  Scholarship Awards may vary year to year.  To apply, login to MyGeorgiaSouthern and find the MyScholarships (Scholarships Application Portal) choice in the services section of the page.  Simply click on MyScholarships and you will be taken to the online portal.  Fill out the application completely. 
Questions?
Contact Julie McGuire

Undergraduate Scholarships
Title Eligibility # of Awards Given
Betty Foy Sanders Scholarships Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major full-time enrollment.
3
Betty Foy Sanders Student Travel Fund Scholarship Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D, 3D or Art History Major/Minor full-time enrollment. Applicant must have already applied for study abroad.
4
Jane Pleak Scholarship Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major, full-time enrollment. Applicant must who excel in ceramics.
1
Rosalind D. Ragans Art Scholarship Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major, full-time enrollment.
1
Robert J. Focht Memorial Drawing Award Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major, full-time enrollment. Application must demonstrate accomplishments in drawing and successfully completed Drawing II.
1-2
Jeff Nichols Art History Award Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D, 3D or Art History Major/Minor, full-time enrollment.
1
Peter Smith Memorial Graphic Design Award Undergraduate Graphic Design Major, full-time enrollment, successfully passed Portfolio Review
1
Eagle Nation on Parade Award Undergraduate 3D Design Major interested in public art, full-time enrollment.
1

Graduate Scholarships
Title Eligibility # of Awards Given
Carolyn Joyner Memorial Scholarship Graduate Student researching textile art or fiber-based artform.
1
Roxie Remely Scholarship Graduate Student pursuing 2D or 3D, Full-time enrollment.
1

Graphic Communications Scholarships

icon_info_grnScholarships Applications are due on January 31, 2018. Scholarship Awards may vary year to year. To apply, login to MyGeorgiaSouthern and find the MyScholarships (Scholarships Application Portal) choice in the services section of the page.  Simply click on MyScholarships and you will be taken to the online portal.  Fill out the application completely. 
Questions?
Contact Hans Mortensen

Title Eligibility # of Awards Given/Amount
Graphic Communications Management Scholarship
(Incoming Freshmen)
Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) major, recommended by high school art teacher.
1
Camp Scholarship Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, Preference will be given to students from Walton County, Must maintain full-time enrollment status.
1
Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia Scholarship Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, full-time enrollment, minimum 2.5 GPA, Georgia residency and in financial need.
1
Mendel Segal Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, full-time enrollment.
1
George Wallis Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, full-time enrollment.
1
Nelson P. Dow/Dana Kastory Scholarship Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, rising junior or senior, full-time enrollment.
1
Printing Management Alumni & Friends Scholarship Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, rising sophomore, junior or senior, full-time enrollment.
1

Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Scholarships Applications are due on January 31, 2018.

First-time freshmen seeking University scholarships must first be accepted to Georgia Southern. Freshmen are required to complete the Application for Admission and a MyScholarships Application before applying for scholarships through the MyScholarships portal. Step-by-step instructions can be found through the Office of Admissions.

Early application is encouraged.

Title Eligibility # of Awards Given
Betty Foy Sanders Scholarships (Visual Arts) Undergraduate Studio Art, 2D or 3D Art Major full-time enrollment.
1
Graphic Communications Management Scholarship  Undergraduate Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Major, recommended by high school art teacher.
1

Off-Campus Scholarships

There are many scholarships available- whether it be from private donors or through companies. Deadlines and scholarship amounts found on this list are approximate and may vary year to year. Reference the donor website for accurate information.
Scholarship search engines: Fastweb and GoodCall and Academic Invest

Company / Organization About/Eligibility Deadline Info Amount
Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (Graphic Communications Management) Since 1982, the Foundation of Flexographic Technical Association (FFTA) has been providing financial aid to students who demonstrate an interest in the fields of flexography and/or graphic communications. These scholarships are highly coveted and are available only to a select number of students. Submit your application today for the chance to receive a $3,000 scholarship. March 3
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$3,000
FFTA/Rossini North America Flexographic Scholarship Competition (Graphic Communications Management) One of the industry’s most generous and prestigious scholarships is awarded to students looking to further themselves in the flexographic industry. To date, a total of $56,000 has been awarded to eight students who have demonstrated an enthusiasm for the flexographic print process. Join the winner’s circle and enter today! FFTA realizes how critical it is for participating students to receive additional expert instruction and to have access to specific equipment and high-quality materials, therefore we have restructured the award amounts with a portion of the monies going to the educational institution that produces an award-winning student. March 3
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Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (Graphic Communications Management + Graphic Design) The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation awards students pursuing professional and executive careers in the graphic communication industry. The Scholarship Foundation’s purpose is to provide scholarships to qualified and interested students who want to prepare for careers in this growing, dynamic industry. The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation was organized in 1956 by concerned industry leaders as a nonprofit, private, industry-directed corporation to develop and award scholarship and fellowship assistance to talented young men and women who are interested in graphic communication careers. PGSF is able to help over 200 students annually. March 1 View Website $2,000 – $5,000
National Society of Arts & Letters: The Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art (Visual Arts) In honor of Naomi Winston, an annual scholarship has been established and made available, through the National Society of Arts and Letters, to young visual artists between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. The scholarship funds are only for private study, for special training or for personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium. They can be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc. February
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8-10 / $5,000 (max)
National Sculpture Society (Visual Arts) Students of figurative or representational sculpture
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$2,000
WorldStudio AIGA Scholarships (Visual Arts) Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the design/arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Among the Scholarships’ primary aims are:• to increase diversity in the creative professions, and• to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Early 2017
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$500 – $6,000
Graphic Design Degree Hub Creativity Scholarship (All Visual Arts) GraphicDesignDegreeHub.com is hosting a Creativity Scholarship, which is designed to promote the study in graphic design and related disciplines through a monetary scholarship. Applicants must be majoring full-time in a Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Animation, or Gaming program college or university, be an Undergraduate or Graduate student with a 3.0 GPA or higher and be a U.S. Citizen. July 31 & October 31
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$1,500
Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship (All Graphic Arts) Printaholic.com is pleased to offer the Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship, a scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and deserving currently enrolled U.S. undergraduate or graduate who is majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants will be judged based on the completion and submission of a personal marketing package promoting themselves. November 30th
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$1,000

Last updated: 11/28/2017

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